What does intervention mean?

Definitions for interventionˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intervention.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intervention, intercession(noun)

    the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

    "it occurs without human intervention"

  2. intervention, interference(noun)

    a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

  3. interposition, intervention(noun)

    the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

  4. intervention(noun)

    (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings

    "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"

  5. treatment, intervention(noun)

    care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


  1. Intervention(n.)

    Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; -- the intervention of one state in the affairs of another is typically unwelcome by the state being intervened in, but some cases of mediation between states may be called intervention. Opposed to nonintervention.

  2. Origin: [L. interventio an interposition: cf. F. intervention.]


  1. intervention(Noun)

    The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events.

  2. intervention(Noun)

    A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intervention(noun)

    the act of intervening; interposition

  2. Intervention(noun)

    any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation

  3. Intervention(noun)

    the act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties

  4. Origin: [L. interventio an interposition: cf. F. intervention.]


  1. Intervention

    An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one or many people – usually family and friends – to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis, or other serious problem. The term intervention is most often used when the traumatic event involves addiction to drugs or other items. Intervention can also refer to the act of using a similar technique within a therapy session. Interventions have been used to address serious personal problems, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, drug abuse, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, self harm and being the victim of abuse.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. intervention

    Action taken to divert a unit or force from its track, flight path, or mission.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intervention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3097

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intervention' in Nouns Frequency: #1213


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intervention in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intervention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Laureen Lopez:

    This intervention is very encouraging.

  2. Mrs Zhang:

    A healthy market shouldn't require government intervention.

  3. Miles Young:

    If it hadn't been for that French intervention at that time.

  4. Bouthaina Shaaban:

    The Russian intervention has had great importance in the Syrian crisis.

  5. Christine Bray:

    It was a drug intervention — I take a pill every day with a glass of water.

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